Experts on Covid-19 topics.

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Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona

Deputy General Director of Epidemiology · Directorate General of Epidemiology (DGE)

Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona serves as Deputy General Director of Epidemiology, Secretary of Health.

Vaccination COVID-19 Organization Analysis Fund Raising Immunology

Dr. Stefania Maggi

Immediate Past President · European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

Dr. Maggi is a Geriatrician and Epidemiologist with expertise in both areas of Clinical Geriatrics and Epidemiology of Aging.

Coronavirus Research Disease Prevention Clinical Geriatrics Epidemiology of Aging

Allison Aiello, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Allison E. Aiello is a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Coronavirus Epidemiology Infectious Disases Social Epidemiology Influenza Transmission

David Banach

Associate Professor of Medicine Head of Infection Prevention Hospital Epidemiologist · University of Connecticut

Dr. David Banach is an expert in the field of infectious diseases and epidemiology.

Coronavirus Medicine Health Care Associated Infections Infectious Diseases Infections in Immunocompromised Patients

Wally Bartfay, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Leading public health expert develops interventions to deal with the downside of mobile devices on human health

Coronavirus Men in Nursing Mobile Technologies in Health Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases Public and Population Health

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity

Herman Berliner

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Economics · Hofstra University

Dr. Berliner is focused on increasing and promoting global business programs, student entrepreneurship, and other experiential learning.

Economics Economics and Public Policy Finance Financial Policy Economics of Higher Education

Dr. Ronald Blanton

Chair of Tropical Medicine, · Tulane University

Dr. Ronald Blanton is a physician-scientist who can speak about the global public health risks of COVID-19 and water-borne disease research.

COVID-19 Monitoring Task Force COVID-19 Community-based antimicrobial resistance Schistosomiasis Parasitic diseases

Helen Boswell

Associate Professor of Biology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in sharing the complexities of biology and how all living forms are connected

Natural Selection Theory Evolutionary History Biochemistry Writing & Editing Biology

Craig Burnett

Assistant Professor of Political Science · Hofstra University

Professor Burnett's research focuses on state and local government, urban politics, political behavior, and electoral institutions

“Electoral Systems” Research Direct Democracy Political behavior Urban Politics American Politics

Bruce Cairns, M.D.

John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Cairns is the director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and is a distinguished professor of surgery, microbiology, & immunology.

COVID-19 Medicine Surgery Public Health Burns

Candi Cann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Baylor Interdiscipinary Core and Religion · Baylor University

Dr. Cann teaches World Cultures, Social World, World Religions, and Buddhism.

World Religions Buddhism Death and Dying Digital Afterlife Modern Mourning Practices

Ellen Clayton

Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Law; Professor of Health Policy · Vanderbilt University

World-renowned medical ethicist working at the intersection of law, medicine and public health, with a focus on genetics.

Gender and the Law Legal and Ethical Issues in Children's and Women's Health Research Ethics Genetics and Health Policy Medical Ethics

Tammy Clifford

Chief Scientist and Vice President, Evidence Standards · Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Supporting evidence-informed decisions in Canadian health care as CADTH's Chief Scientist and Vice President, Evidence Standards.

Epidemiology Evidence-Based Medicine Health Health & Healthcare Law and Policy health technology assessment

Myron Cohen, M.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases & Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases · UNC at Chapel Hill

Myron S. Cohen, MD is the J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Public Health.

Coronavirus Immunology Medicine Epidemiology Microbiology

Dr. Michele Conversano

President · Happy Ageing Alliance

Dr. Conversano is Director of the Department of Prevention and Director of the Public Health and Health Service of the ASL of TARANTO.

Vaccination COVID-19 Hygiene and Hospice Technique Vaccinations Preventive Medicine

Patrick Conway, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Patrick J. Conway is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at UNC Chapel Hill

Tariffs Globalization International Trade IMF Adjustment Programs Economic Development

Phillip Coule

Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, AU Health System & Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs · Augusta University

Phillip Coule is an expert in COVID-19 testing, hospital quality & safety, emergency medicine, disaster preparedness, and GRAChIE.

Coronavirus Mass Casualty Triage Emergency Medicine Hospital Quality and Safety Disaster Preparedness

James Crowe

Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center · Vanderbilt University

World-renowned vaccine expert whose lab is developing vaccines for flu, Ebola, Zika, and more.

Rotavirus Norovirus HIV Zika Virus Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr. José-Luis Díaz-Ortega

Investigador - Departamento de Evaluación de Vacunas del Centro de Investigación Sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas (CISEI) · Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública

Medical Doctor Specializing in Epidemiology and Immunology

Vaccination COVID-19 Measles Immunology Epidemiology

Dr. Mine Durusu-Tanriover

Professor of Internal Medicine · Hacettepe University

Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Durusu-Tanriover's research area mainly consists of acute care and adult vaccination

Vaccination Quality Improvement Acute Care Adult Vaccination Chronic Diseases

James Ellor, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work · Baylor University

Dr. Ellor works with older adults around issues of mental and spiritual health

Meaning Oriented (Logo) therapy The Role of the Church as Service Provider Training Needs for Paraprofessionals and Professionals Hunger among Older Adults Spiritual Assessment Among the Elderly

Lisa Fazio

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development · Vanderbilt University

Expert on how people process true and false information, and how to mitigate the effects of reading and sharing false information.

How to prevent sharing false information online Lies Fake News Developmental Science Cognition

Regardt Ferreira

Director of the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy and Assistant Professor, Editor Traumatology Journal · Tulane University

His main research focus is on disasters, focusing on disaster resilience and complex systems

Coronavirus COVID-19

Charles Figley

Dr. Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair and Professor of Disaster Mental Health and Professor of Social Work · Tulane University

Charles Figley is an internationally-known trauma expert, social work professor and head of the Tulane Trauma Institute.

Crisis Counseling Compassion fatigue Disasters and Mental Health Trauma Disasters

Abbe Finn, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Expert in school shooting prevention and crisis response · Florida Gulf Coast University

Abbe Finn specializes in school violence and workplace violence prevention.

school shooting prevention and intervention Clinical Mental Health Counseling Suicide Prevention Addictions Crisis Response

Dr. E. David G. McIntosh

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer · Imperial College

Dr E. David G. McIntosh is an Australian paediatrician, Vaccinologist and Infectious Disease Specialist.

Vaccination COVID-19 Pharmacology Vaccines Adult Vaccination

Dr. Javier Garau

Senior Consultant, Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca · University of Barcelona

Dr. Javier Garau is a Senior Consultant at Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona Clinic Rotger, Palma de Mallorca in Barcelona.

Vaccination COVID-19 Primary Respiratory Pathogens Epidemiology Management of Community-Acquired Infection

Jennifer Gardy

Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics | Science Television Host · University of British Columbia | BC Centre for Disease Control | CBC Television

Sequencing DNA to track infectious diseases, and occasionally appearing on your favourite science TV shows

Genomics Bioinformatics Public Health Tuberculosis Science Communication

Paul J. Gertler

Professor | Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics | Professor, School of Public Health | Scientific Director, Center for Effective Global Action · University of California, Berkeley

Labor Markets Poverty Alleviation Impact Evaluation Health Economics Early Childhood Development and Education

Maurya Glaude

Professor of Practice · Tulane University

Maurya Glaude is an expert in adolescent mental health, disaster mental health and innovative social work teaching methods.

Disaster Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Adolescent Mental Health

Jay Goldman

Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Channels · Klick Health

Klick Health's VP spearheads improvements and innovations in user experience that are designed to expand the human side of technology

Digital Strategy and Insights Mobile and Mhealth Social and Online Media New Models of Web Application Development Intranets and Internal Collaboration

Kelly Goldsmith

Associate Professor of Marketing · Vanderbilt University

Expert in marketing, market research, and consumer behavior focusing on the impact of scarcity and sales on shoppers' mindsets.

Sales Consumer Behavior Market Research Marketing Scarcity

Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D.

Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health · UNC at Chapel Hill

Penny Gordon-Larsen’s NIH-funded research portfolio focuses on individual-, household-, and community-level susceptibility to obesity.

Public Health Obesity Epidemiology Statistics Program Evaluation

Paul Gordon, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation · Baylor University

Expert on physical activity, and lifestyle-based research related to obesity and its co-morbidities across the lifespan

Health Human Performance Recreation Physical Activity & Health Obesity

Martine Hackett

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Hackett's research focuses on public health and health inequities, particularly in the American suburbs and minority communities.

Public Health Health communication Research Methods Maternal-Child Health Infant Injury

Tonya Hansel

Director of the PhD Program · Tulane University School of Social Work

Hansel is an expert in disaster mental health and trauma services.

Research and Statistics Disaster Mental Health Trauma

Helen Harris, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Expert on grief and social relations, redefining the intersection of loss and religiosity

Grief and Cognition in Children Grief and Cognition in Adults Trauma Loss and Grief Current Applications of the Work of Alan Keith-Lucas Faith and Adoption

Susan Hassig

Associate professor of epidemiology · Tulane University

Susan Hassig is an expert in infectious disease outbreaks, vector-borne disease, HIV and associated infection and COVID-19.

Coronavirus Vector-borne disease Infectious disease outbreaks HIV and associated infections COVID-19

Jiang He

Professor and Chair · Tulane University

Jiang He is an expert in public health, epidemiology, and clinical research.

Coronavirus Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Gene-Environmental Interaction Global Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Clinical Research

Eric Hekler

Associate Professor, Family Medicine And Public Health · UC San Diego

Research is broadly focused on advancing methods in the design, creation, optimization, evaluation, & reuse of digital health technologies.

Coronavirus Psychology During COVID-19 Digital Health Agile Science Precision Health

Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH

Sir Richard Doll Professor · Florida Atlantic University

Charles Hennekens is the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and senior academic advisor.

Cardiovascular Disease Strengths and Limitations of Descriptive and Analytic Studies Prevention and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Diseases Preventive and Internal Medicine Epidemiology

Julie Hernandez

Assistant professor of health policy and management · Tulane University

Hernandez is an expert in geographic information systems, digital data collection and COVID-19.

Coronavirus Sexual and reproductive health Geographic Information Systems Access to Healthcare COVID-19

Jan Hux

Chief Science Officer · Diabetes Canada

Providing scientific and strategic direction to Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Public Health Epidemiology Internal Medicine Healthcare Communications

James "Mac" Hyman

Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics · Tulane University

James "Mac" Hyman works to build a solid mathematical foundation for difference approximations to partial differential equations

Coronavirus Epidemics Life Sciences Statistical Modeling Disease Management

Michelle Jackson

Assistant Vice President, Market Development · Unum

Michelle Jackson specializes in mental and behavioral health, caregiving, aging family members, paid family leave, and workplace issues

Absence Management Long-Term Disability FMLA/ADA/Workers Comp Workplace Issues Aging Family Members

Illona Jaspers, PhD

Professor of Microbiology, Immunity, and Environmental Science Engineering · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Jaspers is a pediatric microbiologist and immunologist with expertise on environmental oxidants and its impact on human immune responses

Coronavirus Immunology E-cigarettes Ambient air pollutants Asthma

Dr. Shariq Khoja

Founder & CEO · Tech4Life Enterprises

An innovator, researcher, and planner in global health for over 15 years.

Global Health Public Health Ehealth Epidemiology Program Evaluation

Peter Koch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy · Villanova University

Peter Koch, Ph.D., is an expert in philosophical issues of biomedical and clinical ethics related to patient well-being, harm and disease.

Harm Brain Death Euthanasia Philosophy of Disability Philosophy of Disease

Joan Kub

Adjunct Professor Dept. of Nursing · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Nursing expert, focusing on public health and behavioral science

Coronavirus Behavioral Health Bullying and School-Age Children Spirituality and health Asthma in Urban Children

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